Japan - May, 2018

For our sixth trip to Japan, we wanted to concentrate on spending time with our Japanese friends in Tokyo and Osaka and to re-visit some of the places we've seen on past trips. As usual, the best times were those we spent with old friends and new exploring together. It was fun to see how our friends' children have grown since our last visit and to meet the babies who have been born in the interim.

On this trip, we took on the challenge of hiking a section of the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail and journeyed to one of the three most scenic views in Japan. We saw monkeys and giant salamanders, visited impressive shrines, and wandered through interesting museums. We also enjoyed quite a few incredible meals in variety of settings.

Visiting Japan is always an extraordinary experience.